Mortgage Resources | Alternative Loans
Q: What are the risks of "B’ and "C" loans?
A: Homebuyers who are not selective when seeking an "A-," "B," "C" or "D" loan may find themselves locked into long-term loans with outrageous fees and interest rates Homebuyers who were rejected often turn to mortgage brokers and specialized mortgage lending businesses. Alternative lending sources not only offer a variety of loan products but also are more willing to deal with higher debt-to-income ratios, credit problems and other black marks on an individual's record.
In cases where negative information on a credit report may be due to disappear in the next few years, or a borrower expects their income to increase significantly, non-conforming loans without excessive prepayment penalties can be excellent. The borrower can obtain a conventional loan as soon as they qualify, yet enjoy the benefits of home ownership and establish equity in the meantime. Many homebuyers engaged in this process look at these less desirable loans as a penalty while others are grateful for a second chance.